girls lose 3 games
Summit's young girls' basketball season took on some of their toughest competition for the year last week, and failed to pull out a victory in any of the three contests, but played well, and showed much promise for the remaining season.
Traveling to Nezperce to take on the undefeated Lewis County Eagles, a combined Highland and Nezperce squad, the local girls played very well, staying with their opponents in three of the four quarters played, but falling behind 10 in the second, blitzed by Eagle fast breaks ending with a 19 to 9 outburst for them. Summit managed to get the game back under control with tough defense in the second half however, actually losing the second hand scoring battle by only one point, the Eagles netting
19 points during the last two quarters to Summit's 18. Scoring for the
Patriots: Jaime Chmelik - 4, Danielle Stubbers - 9, Rachel Wemhoff11, Kim Frei - 7, Tara Stubbers - 6. Vicki Schlader and Annie Osborne also played well during the game, getting in on the rebound and defense game. Tara with six and Jaime with 4 led the Summit rebound effort, while Wemhoff and Frei had three assists each, Frei also with 4 steals and Wemhoff with 3 to lead that effort.
Michelle Seitz with 16 led the Eagle scoring.
Traveling to Kamiah two days later, the Patriots fell apart in the face of a daunting full-court press by the Kubs there, falling behind immediately 21 to 4 during the first, and never really getting their game going later. Final score 54 to 24, Kubs, with eight of the Kamiah girls getting in on the scoring, led by Shelby Cash's 14, and Tiffany Lytle's 15. Scoring for the Patriots: Jaime Chmelik - 6, Danielle Stubbers - 7, Rachel Wemhoff - 2, Kim Frei - 8, and Tara Stubbers - 2. The Patriots were able to connect on only nine of their 42 shots taken, the Kamiah press contributing to rushed shots throughout the evening. Danielle led the rebounding effort with 10, and was aided in that area by Wemhoff’s 7, and Tara and Jaime - 3 each. Wemhoff added three assists and three steals to lead in those department.
The Patriot girls wound up a busy week with a contest against NICS of Hayden Saturday at Prairie High School, playing the preliminary to the boys contest with the same school there. But the outcome was different, as Summit was again plagued by turnovers and shots that would not fall, falling to the Royals at the end by a score of 49 to 39. Scores at the quarter breaks, with Summit first:
10 - 14, 24 to 22 at the half for Summit's only quarter lead, 30 to 34 at the three-quarter break, and then the final 39 to 49 at the end. Scoring for the Patriots: Chmelik - 4, Danielle Stubbers - 12, Wemhoff - 12, Frei - 9, and Vicki Schlader - 2. Other Patriots playing but not scoring were Annie Osborne, Tara Stubbers, and Jenn Wemhoff. Sisters Danielle and Tara led the effort on the boards with 8 and 6 boards respectively, while Chmelik and Wemhoff dished out 4 and 3 assists in that order. Chmelik, Wemhoff, and Frei each were credited with three steals.
With the three losses, the record for the young Patriots stands at 1 and 4, with a game against Pullman Christian scheduled this week.
Summit boys start season 2-0
Summit's 2007-2008 version of boys basketball got off to a positive start this past week, with opening victories in games with a jv squad from Lapwai, and a second victory over an aggressive squad from North Idaho Christian from Hayden Lake, Idaho.
In the Lapwai opener, the Patriots opened play with a stifling full-court press which caught the visitors off guard, and resulted in a 22 to 8 first quarter lead. Summit continued to hold the lead throughout the game with scores of 34 to 19 at the half, 55 to 31 at the three quarter break, and 63 to 44 at the end. Eight of the nine Patriots scored during the evening as follows: Joseph Lustig - 2, David Spencer - 12, Zach Frei - 13, Dylan Prigge - 7, Dustin Lustig
10, William Schlader - 8, Chase Nuxoll - 9, and Josh Frei - 2. Frosh
David Johnson also played significant minutes but none of his five shots taken found net.
High scorers for the Wildcats: Quintyn Leighton - 17, and Steven Weber - 13, with five other Wildcats contributing to the score.
Saturday, the Patriots added victory number two to their young season, closing strong to post a 57 to 50 over a strong team from NICS. Scores at the break, Summit first, were 10 to 14, 21 to 23 at the half, 37 to 39 at the three-quarter break, then 57 to 50 at the end as Summit took over the fourth quarter, with Patriot Dylan Prigge connecting on ten during that critical period. Prigge ended with his best high school output, finishing with 21 points to lead all scorers, with David Spencer - 6, Zach Frei - 6, Dusting Lustig - 11, David Johnson - 1, William Schlader - 8, and Chase Nuxoll- 4. Josh Frei was unable to score but played well during the contest.
Third game action for the Patriots, both boys and girls, was against Pullman Christian Tuesday, then the boys travel to New Meadows Friday and Saturday to compete in the annual Kickoff tourney held there.
Shorthanded Summit teams competes at Knowledge Bowl
Home town host Grangeville ran away with first place Monday evening in the third Central Idaho Academic Bowl league meet, finishing with top score of 405, nearly double that of the next teams finishing behind.
Finishing second in a close battle with Nezperce, a second team from Grangeville, and Summit Academy, was a team from Prairie with a score of 220. Nezperce finished third with 210, a second Grangeville team finished fourth with 200, and Summit's short-handed team of Josh and Zach Frei, Joseph Lustig, and Lynn Rehder took the fifth place spot with their score of 185.
Twenty teams representing the nine schools in the league were present Monday despite high winds and driving rain. League standings, determined by adding the top two teams of six, show Grangeville firmly in first place, with standings mixed below them, Nezperce currently holding on to second place.
Lacking five members to complete the two-team squad of 12, Summit nonethe-less had a good evening, as the Summit second team, with three of the six members only, Chase Nuxoll, Dustin Lustig, and Margaret Yalbuw, still managed to stay in the top half of the teams throughout regular play, but lost two huge 50-point wagers to finish near the bottom of the group.
Next action for knowledge bowlers features the league junior high meet at Prairie Middle School December 10; then at Summit January 7. High school contestants will meet also at Prairie for their next meet January 21.